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Manchester scores with Summer Festival of Water Polo

14 Jul 2010
Great team performances, slick organisation, inspiration from top players and coaches, and enthusiastic volunteer support proved a recipe for success at the inaugural Summer Festival of Water Polo hosted by City of Manchester.

Underlining the club’s ongoing commitment to the promotion and development of the sport, the Festival gave youngsters from 11-14 years the opportunity to compete against 20 clubs and schools from across the north. Carlisle emerged victorious in the ’96 age group, defeating Tyldesley A in the final, while recent Bradbury Cup winners Bolton School took top honours in the ’96 age group with Tyldesley again having to settle for the runners-up spot.

Britain’s Sean Ryder, Ed Scott and Mike Bourne were great ambassadors for the sport and rolled up their sleeves to help out, along with coach Christan Iordache, who was called on to sign autographs between refereeing the games.

Pippa Jones, coach at City of Sheffield Waterpolo was impressed by the event. “It was a fantastic tournament,” she said. “Everyone worked really hard to put on a great day and it was exactly what our kids needed; they loved it!”

Lancaster coach Zak Sly agreed. “All the coaches, players and parents from Lancaster City want to thank Manchester for putting on a well run and organised Festival,” he said. “All the Lancaster players enjoyed it and have all said they learned a lot from the day.”

Organiser Sarah Dunsbee was delighted with the response. “The feedback has been fantastic,” she said. “We have successfully begun the process of raising Water Polo’s profile locally and encouraging youngsters to play. We’ve also managed to raise funds for the club so a great result all round.”

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